Windsor Green Radiator Emblem

Description
This Windsor brand automobile was manufactured by the Moon Motor Car Company of St. Louis, Missouri from 1929 until 1930. Windsor operated as a subsidiary of Moon from 1929-1930, and produced the White Prince of Windsor starting in January of 1929. The automobile marketed as the White Prince of Windsor originally used the coat of arms of the Prince of Wales to evoke a sense of royalty, but after objections from Buckingham Palace, the logo was modified. The emblem bears an image of a white feather pluming through a crowns, with the silver text “Windsor” at the bottom of the emblem.
Radiator emblems are small, colorful metal plates bearing an automobile manufacturer's name or logo that attached to the radiators grilles of early automobiles. Varying in shape and size, the emblems served as a small branding device, sometimes indicating the type of engine, place of manufacturing, or using an iconic image or catchy slogan to advertise their cars make and model. This emblem is part of the collection that was donated by Hubert G. Larson in 1964.
Location
Currently not on view
ID Number
TR.325528.257
accession number
260303
catalog number
325528.257
Credit Line
Hubert G. Larson
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Radiator Emblems
Transportation
Road Transportation
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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